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1 EETING OF THE CrTV CouNciL—There
was a regular meeting of the City Council
Board of AujERMEN.-Messrs. Bryan
Armstrong, Simpson, Markell, and Barton
Mr. Brvan, President of the Board, took
the Chair, and Mr. Barton was appointed
clerk pro tern.
After the usual call on the Committees for
reports, Mr. Armstrong introduced an order
making an appropriation of thirty dollars
for the purpose of purchasing fuel for the
use of the Free School, which was comper
ed and passed.
The Board concurred in the action of the
Common Council, authorizing the Auditor to
pay the officers and employee? of the Corpo
ration in due bills of the Corporation of the
of $1 and $2.
The Board also concurred in the action of
the Common Council, in referring to the
on the Poor the bills of the
American Coal Company, and J. W. Aikin"
Tbe report ond accompanying resolution, j
and bill of the Committee on General Laws
pawed by the Common Council, was receiv-j
ed and read, and the report adopted, and the
resolution in reference to the salary of the I
Teacher of tho Free School, p it , se d.'
The bill for the removal of the Night
Wateb and Day Police, was then taken up
Mr. Armstrong moved to i !Werc fhe uame j
w r ' 7* ~ppwefl " iie ***** rf
Mr. Simpson advocated the paesge of the
WII, and oppoeed the amendment oi Mr.
want of the requisite number of vote/-five*
being required, aa.ftlsawii
It— Mesgrs. Armstrong and Markell
Marked who voted in the negative j
purpose, then moved a reconsideration '
vote by winch ,he bill was lost, which !
oarried, on Button Of the same gentle- i
ie bill was laid on the table, and then !
mon Covscil-In the Common Conn- I
re were present, Meters, McKenzte I
araiesou. Harper. Harmon, Andrew!
oa, Dorsey, Miller, Snowdan, A thin
Prwidaal boing absent, H 11. Miller
owe President pro tern.
BiCteea being called upon for report.
iKe&aie, from the Committee on (jon-
Wdi in conformity with a resolution
I September 11th, submitted the tbl
report aud accompanying resolution,
ity Council of Alexandria :—
ommittoe on General Laws have had nn
[deration the resolution referred to th»m
th inst., and herewith submit an act re
from office the Superintendent of the
atch, the Watchmen and PoPce Consta- !
io Commiueo believe that this will the!
etually accomplish the object of the reso- ]
reference to the said officers.
14th section of the Charter, (page 184 ) '
idod that the "City Council shall anpoiut
ye all officers of the Corporation Those
i not otherwise provided for."
d appear from this section that the pow
oval is as absolute in the City Coune'l
'er to appoint said officers. Your Com
not think that the Cky Council need in
j ««es for the removal of such officers,
nbo aeeaatary, a sujjicient c «ui e of re .
ourulin the fact that the said officers ar.
on duty, and their services are not re j
•mmittoo have examiaed the question as
iction of the salaries of other officers
spectrally report, that whilst the erisai-
the has been suspended
functions stilt continue, and that hi ß
s Meats** now as formerly to put in
-vo' rho City Council. A reference to
cage 183 of th. Charter will sh ow very '
at his salary cannot bo increased «,
dun-- h ;* ~r-.,.-;r •enn of service, j
i and this is doubtless true as to all officers elected I
In reference to the Free School aud the authoi i-
Ity for employing the teacher thereof,. your Com
mittee find the ordinances on that subject obscure
aud illy defined. They believe that for many
years the management of this institution has rest
ed almost entirely and exclusively with the Trus
tees. They recommend that the said Trustees be
Ed to employ a competent teacher for the
ear at a salary of $400, payable at the
c yea-, and report a resolution for that
ommitteo are equally at a loss lo propose
for curtailing the expenses of the Alms
The support of the poor is an obligation
d by all Christian communities, and is
gatory ns well by tho ordinary dictates
ity and Christianity, as by the laws ol
passed by our own seeking, which throw
municipal authorities the care of their
be present regime, there arc no criminals
to the Work House for support, and in
0 of your Committee it would at the
uo and under existing circumstances, be '
i cruel to withdraw tho credit or money j
from the support of tho.se who (for no
dependent on the community for sup
yhavo, therefore, deciiued, (until posi
ucted) to offer any modification to the
gulation for the support of the poor.
mraittes would further suggest to the
boards, that each board have tho power I
xnd appoint its own Clerk. Slioulii I
uneil bo of opinion that these officer- !
have salaries too large for their present service '
it is entirely competent for each board to reaiove
their present Clerks from office, and to employ the
same or others at salaries to be fixed by the City
Council prior to the new appointment. Your
, Committee would especially iv this connection call I
i;ion to the salary oUthe Clerk of the Board
lermen, ($880,) whose only services are tho ;
'got the minutes of the meetings of that!
"Ived, That of T -u,toes of the |
Jehosl, be requested to employ a teacher for I
rrent school year at a salary not exceed!,"
undred dollars, payable at the end of the
CT providing for tho removal of certa'n '
ers of the Corporation.
areas, tho oit* of Alexandria is no W occu
pied by the military forces of the Uni.ed Btafes '<
who have superseded the City Police and Nhrbi
,'I w reaS ° n WheM ° f ' *•'*•«•■ Constables i
kttr s'fnT haVe bOeD rendtre<l BM,6S,J tho '
out equivalent service:
heretofore held the oftir.->„ ~*• □
the W «h "v ome ** ot oupsriatendjnt of ;
! offices. ' Jr Ka '
| Shafl beinfoicefrom and after its passaf*.
.' read a first and second time, the rule was j
j aud passed.
iof SI and $2, was introduced hy Mr. Smoot I
, and passed.
J- W. Atkinson for work for the Alms j
Committee on the Poor.
there had been n'> renewal of the fidit at j
Meeting of the Union Association—No
mination for U. S. House of Represent \
tivrs.—A meeting of the Union Associa
tion, of this city, was heid last night at the
Lyceum Hall, S. Shinn in the chair.
After a discussion as to the propriety of no
minating a candidate for the United States
House of Representatives, it was determined
by the meeting to go into such nomination,
when S. Ferguson Beach was selected as the
Indidat-, he having received upwards of
ty votes, C. B. Shirley 2, Gargas 1.
Soper 1. The meeting then ad-
Angtiier Northern Debt Case.—The ex
isive Dry Goods establishment of the
3ssrs. Witmer, was closed this morning in
:-dience to an order from the Military
(t appears that preliminary proceedings
retreen taken in that Court, by a Northern
>tor of the house, similar to those in the
i cases of Meade & Mavre and Addison,
Wallace & Co.
The final adjudication of the matter has
not been made, but we learn that the case
Will be tried in a few days, Mr. Slaymaker,
tho Junior partner of the firm, representing
its interests, and that in the meanwhile the
establishment will be plaoedin charge of a
- The Military Court.—The statement i
that the time for opening the Military Court
bad been changed from one to three o'clock
is erroneous. The nhange was merely a
temporary one—and the Court met this
morning at the usual bou.:. Nociril busi
ness of interest, however, came before it.
The ship Thomas Watson, from Liverpool,
while attempting to run the blockade, and
gee into Charleston, on the 10th, was run .;ti
sin, re, and beached. Tne ship was burned
hy the Federal troops, they first taking from
her a large amount of army fiaonels.
A dispatch, dated Cincinnati, October 22
says: "A fight occurred at Camp Wildcat,
Kentucky. Zolltouffcr, with some 7,000
Confederates, made three different attacks '
on ©01. Garraud's camp of 1,200 men, and j
was each time repulsed with considerable I
A dispatch was received at Washington on
Monday from General Roseorans, dated at !
Camp Tompkins, ucnrGauley Bridge, where j
he has been encamped for some time. He '
.reports all quiet. The Confederates, it is !
said, are falling hack from their position.
| It is just three months since the Bull Ran !
, nfiair. For two months two of tho larg< -t I
; armies ever assembled in modern time 3, end i
I provided with all the means and appliances I
jof war that modern invention e;;n supply,
have stood face to fane.
The awards of the government contracts
| for beef and pork were made public yeatc.r- j
j day. 4,120 bbls. of the furuter were con- J
; traded for at 15.70@;?17 for mess, including
some prini3 at $11, and prime mess at :
- — tm ..
| It is currently stated that General Scott's i
I healrh is much impaired, but he attends reg- I
| ular'y to business.
It is supposed that the command of the
j army of the West will be given to Geo. Wool.
asMl is understood that the thing was near
j being determined soma time since.
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It is not believed that any other vessel
j than the sofa M>aer Fairfax, heretofore report
j ed, has been captured by the batteries on the
I thousand seven hundred and
J sixty-eight horses have been purchased by
j th- gsvernment in Cincinnati since the break
j in£ out of the troubles.
j ■ It is rumored that Colonel Graham, of
j Sickles' brigade, was accidentally kill- •
yesterday, at t>r near Port Tobacco.
Camp Denison, in Ohio, is to be used ci
[winter quarters for Western troops. It ii-is
recently Acted up for th it purpose.
"Whire Gunpowder" is among th a
novelties mw being made end talked
European advices to the 10th, have beeu
breadstuff* are advancing. The ports of
Portugal have been opened to the importa
tion of foreign grain. Private letters speak
of the shortness of the cereal crops in Eng
land, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland and
Italy. There was a bread riot in Paris late
ly, but it was soon suppressed. The report
that the Emperor Napoleon will soon recog
nize the Southern Confederacy is revived.
The London Shipping Gazette says that
England and France ought to move in this
I A despatch dated Louisville, Oct. 21 says ■
be reported occupation of Greensburg by
ie Confederates is premature. A small
imbevwent there and took twenty mules
bich had been placed, as contraband, in
arge of Q« tt , Ward.
It is reported that General Ward fell back
elve miles from Qreenabttrg to Campbell*
le. Ho dispatched 15 cavalry to reoon
itve, intending that they should return
sterdny, but they bad not returned when
r informant left.
General Ward has about 3,(100 froope.
eadvance guard of the Confederates at
.tie Barren, on the smith side of Greeu
er, is estimated at 2,000. The river was
;b, and will be impassable for sever.il
1 private despatch to the Journal day a
aeral Ward has not fallen back as report-
The Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends,
for the Western Shore of Maryland, and the
adjacent parts of Pennsylvania and Virgin
ia, has issued an address setting forth the
well known sentiments wt that religious so
ciety in relation to WBr <( \ tDe bearing of
arms, with regard to the payment of the
taxes imposed, to., it is advised to obey ail
laws, with widen the members of the society'
can conscientiously comply. The address is
temperate and is signed among others, by
lamin Hailowell and E. H. Stabler.
Ie telegraphic war news from the West
accounts of the capture of one hundred
ral troops in Caldwell Coenty, Missou*
i a skirmish near Lebanon, and of the
of Conf.derate forces estimatedl at 5,«
ien near Frederiokstowni io the same
UOVKTar CsoaoßSS -Mount Olivet Church
a mile north of Bab's Qroas Boedi, is now
a mere shell, every chipboard having been
taken off. Hunters Chapel was commenced
apon, but was saved before the work of de
struction had proceeded far,
Some Indiana regiments, at Jarre Haute,
recently proceeded to sack a printing office
and demolished several private residences.
Great excitement was created, and the citi
zens were about organizing, and marclrng
against their camps.
The funeral of the late-Thomas Wildey, in
Baltimore, was attended by the Lodges' of
Odd Fellows, and the procession was a large
The Local Preachers' Convention, of the
M. E. Church, recently held in New York,
after an exciting debate, refused to act on
resolutions introduced in relation to the pre-
The army "regniatioa" bursa is fifteen to
sixteen hands high, between four and nine
years old, perfectly sound, square trotter,
and oolor bay, brown, black or sorrel.
fthaa been decided"not to renew the pa
tent of MoOormieh'e reaping neeebine,
Onthe 19th of September, hy the Rst.o* rr w
Lemon, Mr. JOSEPH BOBSBMAB, And SARAH
KiMi, both of this city.
On the 2lst all,.by she same, JOHN R vn
r«BB, andOATUARINE OH AUN OBY. '
aJ&S? 26th nit, hy the same, WILLT-VV a
WITH, and MARY A. LILLTBRIDQB. * '
'On the 10th Inst., hy the samCf jqhn WHfl
LBS ADAMS, ana FANNY WITTAKBR.
,it n *5 d 22 1 lMt » b .v the .same. CHRISToj'HPR
ItYLBS, and JANE ALLEN.
r\Ki: ;v -s.>. Nitrur,- Bismathj H<Tp«; Ale*,.
\J hbl; Cansphorj o a rd»tnon Seed; *~ L™
1 " '. MM tor sale by : ' "'
~., , , JAMBS BBTWWLS, J«
' ~ u * Apothecary, 94 Kfag-i